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The Johnny Cash song A Boy Named Sue tells the story of a father who knows he will not be around to bring up his son, so names him Sue to make him tough.

There is no such story regarding the naming of the Julia language. It is not an acronym, neither is it named after a famous scientist or engineer. It is just called Julia because it sounds good. But it is sure able to stand up for itself when sand gets kicked in its face.

This is my first rather short blog from the Julia Conference 2018 at University College, London. You can follow the conference on this live stream.

Sadly the Man in Black is no longer with us to sing about Sue. Or Julia.